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for items in demand. that's why virginia has an anti-price gouging law after an official emergency has been declared such as hurricane sandy. the law prohibits outrageous prices for thing such as ice, water and even tree services. it is enforced through the state's consumer protection act. d.c. has a law but it is in effect year round. maryland does not have such a law but maryland does encourage complaints about price gouging to go to the office of consumer protection. be careful. do it right. >> thanks. >>> dan is here. we missed him yesterday with all the storm coverage. >> we have basketball season. it's here. they're officially tipping off the season. the washington wizards are in cleveland. they're going to be a little short-handed. >>> richard jordan has new details from the live desk. >> right now, new york's to the ,l6city to transit system. governor cuomo got a firsthand look at the damage. he saw massive flooding on the track. this is connecting lower manhattan to brooklyn. subway service is suspended the governor stopped at the 9/11 memorial to see the flooding at the world trad
on the road at risk this morning. we're live in towson, linda stow, abc 2 news. >> this is a law in the state of maryland. and, linda, you're still with us, this is something that went into effect october 1st, even when the governor first came out on sunday addressing the state, he mentioned this law, saying it's now enforceable. >> we say it over and over again when you lose power, when you get to those intersections, treat it as a stop sign. clearly the message is not getting through. >>> those power outages not only affecting the intersections or homes, a ton of schools now in the dark beginning this wednesday morning. >> and that means some of the schools in our area, they're getting the day off for the third day in a row. sheree johnson is here right now to tell us who is open and who is not. >>reporter: well, megan and charley, yes, we've been getting updates throughout the morning here and we're getting new information on school closings. some area schools are closed because of, yes, power outages. let's take a look at this list here, baltimore city schools are closed. the district o
. the case looks at the constitutionality of federal wiretapping laws. tuesday, october 30th at 11:00 a.m., the national press club hosts democratic campaign chairman congressman steve israel of new york and republican policy chairman congressman tom christ of georgia. they will speak about the status of the upcoming congressional elections. wednesday, october 31st at 10:00 a.m., the ceo of nastc speaks at the birthing in stewings on why the markets are still on the sidelines in this recovery and how a stable federal budget could change that. a new month starts thursday, november 1st, and at 4:00 p.m. at the library of congress, they will host a lecture by historian john witty, jr. on the spread of muslim law and what place faith-based laws have in western democracy. friday, on friday, november 2nd at 7:30 p.m., celebrating its 50th anniversary, the uso is handling its annual gala at the washington hilton, honoring the men and women of the u.s. military. jordan sparks will perform and fox 5's allison seymour will serve as emcee. that's your capital rundown for your week of october 29th,
. today is mother-in-law day and the new study finds that 50% of americans who have mothers-in-law report that they have a good or great relationship with her. how about the 50%? now for the rest of the country's forecast. it will be cooler across the plains and down into texas. some heavy unnamed storms are likely out west. the week ahead looks mostly dryer once sandy has come and gone. next, confronting our superstitions. and later, actor christopher walken. >> my son bought me a cadillac,, >> osgood: a menacing ladder, a black cat. perhaps i'd better knock wood before proceeding. no need to apologize if the approach of halloween makes you extra superstitious. many successful people harbor superstitions aplenty. scientists find superstitions a rich field of study. our cover story is reported by susan spencer of "48 hours." >> announcer: sweeney strikes out swinging. >> reporter: casey dagle pitched in the major leagues. >> announcer: a 3-2 pitch to bonds. he struck him out swinging. >> reporter: his wife jenny finch upon olympic medals in softball. >> announcer: called strike on the out
. and that money has to go to education. it's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine. >>> we have a heavy rain falling in the district now. it looks like a ghost town because metro bus and rail not running. the nonessential employees of government not here. so it's not a lot of people working. a lot of people hunkering down. >> people are heeding the warnings that we've heard from the mayor. both governors and federal officials as well. we want to get the latest from a neighborhood that knows a thing or two about it, bloomingdale in northwest washington. no flooding yet but folks there, would you say they're ready, megan? >> reporter: i would say they're ready. they've had a lot of experience with flooding in the past with just normal stone storms. they know the drill. the public work crews have been taking a look at the early, looking at it so the drains can drain. it seems a lot of people have taken the advice, have stayed down, hunkered down at home. we're seeing very light traffic. a lot of folks are
most of our constitutional laws don't give the government-elected officials the authority to force people to leave, so what government does do is control the transportation, control the roads, control the buildings. so this is a way to encourage people to leave. >> and when they tell you, you know, to basically get out, that means to get out because they have done all they can. and someone like chris christie, we have the box on the screen because we are waiting on chris christie, the governor of new jersey, he said it last time with a hurricane barreling to new york and new jersey. i'm telling you, get out if you don't. i'm paraphrasing, you are not right, i don't want to say a bad word to people. you have this new book called "leadership" and making decisions in the wake of katrina and other decisions you have made. as you're watching this preparation and watching people like michael bloomberg, people down on the coast, are they making the right decisions? >> they are going in the right direction. in today's world, we have large numbers of people living in concentrated areas and
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if you decided to stay, law enforcement most likely will not be able to come and get you. some people are trapped about 15 miles south of here, trapped in flooding. the national guard and local law enforcement are in the process of going in and trying to get them out. so some folks did not heed that warning. it's starting to get a little bit dicey as hurricane sandy moves a little closer to us. i want to show you all a little bit more of the boardwalk, kind of our setup here. if we take a look down this way towards where we're staying at the atlantic sands hotel, you can see completely deserted but not a ton of flooding on the boardwalk yet. that's some great news. keep in mind we're still about an hour away from high tide. if we go down -- excuse me. tripping over this cord here. if we go down over this way, you can see we've got lights still on. power still going strong. not a ton of debris. i've got to say we're looking pretty good over here on the boardwalk side. again it's the bay side that people are so worried about. i think as we're standing out here, what's really shocking is
of millions for schools. and that money has to go to education. it's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine. when we think no one is looking. is what we do... mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. >>> biggest concern for a whole lot of us in the storm, the power going out. tens of thousands of us are already in the dark because of hurricane sandy. news4's jackie bensen is along georgetown pike in mclean, virginia, where
, a greater focus on tightening up domestic violence laws, that's where the biggest problem was in the recent tragedy in the state of wisconsin. we didn't do enough in this state apparently at the local level to adequately enforce those laws, we didn't do enough to stand up for domestic violence victims at our state and local level and i think that's something that is not a partisan level. and something at the federal, state and local level needs to be highlighted. >> we'll be watching both your states very closely in the days leading up to election day. thank you. >>> more with the roundtable coming back, including the demographic issue. the fight for women voters, the fight for latino voters, how much that's going to impact. >>> plus, what are we going to see from either a romney administration or an obama i don't spend money on gasoline. i am probably going to the gas station about once a month. last time i was at a gas station was about...i would say... two months ago. i very rarely put gas in my chevy volt. i go to the gas station such a small amount that i forget how to put gas in my ca
after the health care law. medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ at meineke i have options... like oil changes starting at $19.95. my money. my choice. my meineke. >>> you know in places up and down the coast here we've been watching conditions through the day worsen relentlessly hour by hour by hour. in fact, we've been watching our correspondent sandra endo struggle to give her reports from ocean city, maryland. let's go to sandra. she's live for us. it's been pouring rain. the winds are whipping. give me a condition update. >> reporter: i want to take advantage of the low tide to show you the effects of hurricane sandy already, which hasn't even reached landfall here. there's already destruction and damage and devastation left behind. you can see the erosion on the beach now. this fencing was going all along this protective sand dune where you can see all that's left now are these wooden posts all along the shoreline before this fencing like this was up around this area but now obviously these strong waves have really damaged a
law. medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ >> steve: it is it a fight for gas in the wake of sandy and it is getting uglier as people wait for hour to fill up the tank. here is a look at the desperation situation there. >> it is ugly in long island. this is petro who is charging 5.99 a gallon. lights are all out and they were up and operating at 3:30 a.m. . there was over 78 cars in the line and they shut it off because we came here and they saw the fox news truck and they panicked. people waiting three-four hours and they are so fruss traited because of what happened. we'll pan on the other side of the turnpike another line citco that just opened up shell gas station and the sad thing here, people are waiting on this line and they only will realize that the pumps are out of the fuel. i talked to a manager at hel down the block . we expect an arrival but when will that happen. people are sleeping in l car waiting there in hopes to get gas. price gouging in elmont, longg long and helping. 5.99 a gallon and people are willing to pay. a f
's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine. >>> the redskins have officially hit the halfway point and off to a 3-5 start for the second time in mike shanahan's three years as head coach. shanahan's is calling this week's return home against north carolina a must win, but it's uncertain whether or not they'll have their starting quarterback. the nfl is still reviewing d'angelo hall's actions in sunday's loss to pittsburgh leading up to his ejection after getting into a tussle with emmanuel sanders which hall called a cheap shot. he turned his frustration towards headlinesman dana mckenzie. with the nfl offices located in new york they were closed yesterday, but a fine or even a suspension is possible. >> d hall plays with his emotion on his sleeve and you love him for it, but you got to be smart at the same time. it's always hard, especially when you're getting your butt whooped and he's getting frustrated. just got to try to thing in che you can. you hate to see a guy get thrown out of a game. ultimate
to education. it's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine. >> she may have to share the spotlight with hurricane sandy but the statue of liberty is set to reopen today on her birthday. >> she just underwent renovation. >> for much of the past year, this is how lady liberty appeared, construction teams revamping the pedestal and parts of her interior to give visitors better access to the crown. for rachel ingram it's the view from outside that takes her breath away. >> it's the symbolism, what it represents to america. >> during the year-long renovation, the grounds were open to the public but now people will have a chance to get a new look from the inside of the historic landmark. the way people journey to the top has changed. out-of-date staircases and glass enclosed elevator shaft have been renovated. >> we have a fire separated elevator shaft and a lift that will take handicapped folks from the end of the elevator up to the observation deck. >> visitors will still have to climb from the base of the o
power here. but there are expected to be widespread power outages as you know. and state law requires that every intersection that does not have power should be treated as a four-way stop. there are shelters across montgomery county opening as of noon today. one of them, the white oak recreation center does allow people and their animals. they're -- there are also shelters in silver spring. i'm sure we have a complete list of all of them on our website for those of you who are still looking for fuel in montgomery county, there are at least two gas stations that still have it here on river road. we also know some of the businesses and stores are open. oddly enough i think some people are taking this day off as an opportunity to run errands. this dry cleaner right over here has been doing a booming business this morning. people so far undeterred by the weather but things are going to get worse. hopefully people will stay in for the rest of the afternoon. back to you. >> andrea, thank you very much. >>> residents in prince george's county are also keeping an eye on hurricane s
to education. it's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine.
before and after smoke-free laws were put in place. they found that the hospitalizations for heart attacks fell by an average of 15% and hospital stays for respiratory disease fell by 24%. >>> well, it was one of the first and hardest hit areas in our state, now cleanup under way in ocean city. >> we'll tell you the governor's plan and how he was going to tour some of the areas hit most hard by the storm. he plans on doing that later on today. we have the details on what's going on. >>> and cameras were rolling, a lot of damage brought on by sandy. we're going to bring you some of those images that will surely leave an impression, kind of like that. you'll see what happens when the ground gets saturated. there you go. we're back in a minute. good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's th
victory for consumers tonight, especially marylanders facing another outige. the state changed the law so pepco can no longer charge for the time consumers are disconnected during a storm. it comes after a change of 9 wants to know investigation by russ ptacek. >> reporter: many of you were still disconnected when we uncovered it, a rule that allowed pepco and bge to charge customers for the time that they were disconnected and couldn't use electricity. when we contacted the public service commission, bge and pepco, they couldn't explain how the billing worked or even how much each consumer was expected to pay up to cover utility company losses because disconnected customers weren't able to use electricity. our story went national overnight, as did the outrage. the governor and montgomery county officials called on the public service commission to review the rule and today the board overturned it. for months we asked the board and pepco and bge to put a dollar amount of how much consumers were playing on average. no one ever could, although everyone put it under a dollar. pocket change th
... generating hundreds of millions for schools. and that money has to go to education. it's the law. so vote for question seven. so we can stop spending all that money here, and keep maryland money in classrooms like mine. it's oysternomics 101. you start with a u.s. senator named ben. by helping restore thousands of acres of oyster beds, he kept hundreds of oystermen on the job... which keeps wholesalers in business... and that means more delivery companies... making deliveries to more restaurants... which hire more workers. and that means more oystermen. it's like he's out here with us. he's my friend, ben. i hope he's your friend, too. i'm ben cardin, and i approved this message. >>> you may have to wait in long lines at the pump but you may want to make sure you get gas. >> especially if you're on the evacuation route. you may have to e vague wait your home so you don't want to be stuck with an empty tank. crowded today as everybody got in line to get gas. people were filling up not just cars but filling up gas tanks to power generators, too. >> i have a tendency to run too low in my car
down. just got a report from law enforcement officers over there. they say the ocean city pier still standing so good news now but again still, this is a very, very beginning of hurricane sandy. i know right now i'm looking pretty nice and dry, just a little bit of rain on me. i know that's not would you all want to see back in washington, d.c. i promise you we're going to be out here for maybe one more live shot but then we'll be getting out, getting nice and wet and getting in this stuff and showing you what it's like here a rehoboth beach. stay safe. back to you. >> you too, kristin, stay safe. >>> the red cross, national capital region, i would imagine you have to try to mobilize people, too, not just the electric companies. >> we have volunteers at the ready. we are right now mobilizing volunteers and our equipment. we're getting ready to hear where we might be able to help our government and local agency partners in any shelters that are opening. and we are -- our main message, though, is for everyone to be safe and remember that preparedness depends on you. >> cheryl, right no
-lying areas. my in-laws have been asked to evacuate as well from where they live. >> they're expecting widespread power outages. >> they found out, the co-op, that they're related to you. >> let's not even disclose that publicly. >> you're just trying to tie a hurricane into your own problems. >> it's called subterfuge. >> let's talk quickly about the election. there were a flurry of polls out this weekend. we had an ohio poll that showed it split. that's one of the first ones. we don't know if that's an outlier or if that's the future, if that's momentum. a virginia poll, "washington post" poll showed that the president was ahead by four points in virginia. you kind of -- you look at a poll like that, and you say well, gee, if romney's losing by four in virginia, how does he win? then you see the ohio poll, "the des moines register" endorsement, polls that seem to favor mitt romney. can you remember an election, harold, where there were as many cross-currents that picked up a trend to tell you this one is going to win the election. >> since i've been able to vote in '92, it may have b
? what's going to happen to them? >> a violation of the curfew is a violation of the law. and we will have our police officers and other law enforcement officials out and about around the city. god help them if they get caught after 6:00. the curfew will be in effect from 6:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow. we're very hopeful that everybody heeds the warning and do not attempt to come outside but rather stay indoors. >> a strong warning from the mayor. ali, you have another question for the mayor? >> reporter: yeah. mayor, obviously for people who don't remember hurricanes in this area of this nature, when do you expect things to start to feel back to normal? i've seen crews out here evaluating the situation, seeing what damage is there. but obviously when the power comes back on, they want to get essential power on first, make sure your police and your fire and your hospitals are working. and then get out to residential power situations. what's the time line -- >> at this point, i do not think it would be prudent to venture a guess. obviously we're going to do all that we can to
of the marriage equality law in new york, pointing out that more than 8,000 gay and lesbian couple couples have been married in new york city since may of last year. >> we've calculated that same-sex marriage has generated more than $259 million in economic activity in our city. >> the latest polling numbers show a majority of voters in the state support marriage equality. if passed, maryland would be the first state to pass marriage equality at the ballot box. >> i firmly believe the question we face is not if marriage equality will come to all 50 states but simply when and marylanders have a chance to lead the way on election day. >> in baltimore, kai reed, wbal-tv 11 news. >> this election, maryland voters will choose a president and decipher through seven referendum questions, a task that can be challenging but our smartphone app makes the process so much easier. the power of wbal-tv 11's commitment 2012 coverage is at your fingertips. follow live updates from live wires as we count down to the election. pictures and videos from the campaign trail take you behind the scenes and a voters' gu
like law enforcement was outnumbered by these people partying. celebrating the giant's huge win. that did turn violent at time there is were fans celebrate going a more safe and joyous fashion. >> it is amazing, a sweep it is unbelievable. long-suffering giants' fans we thought i have tickets for game six. >> reporter: obviously, we won't ever get to that game six, wonderful thing for giants fans. one business owner in the mission tells us those celebrations were often scary at times, but she says exciting overall. all those bonfires that lined mission street and has left debris, we are told are the results of timing. monday morning is trash day here on mission street. so revelers were able to grab piles of trash and set them on fire. overall, quiet morning here now as life resumes a little bit back to normal just with a world series title handling over the city now. kira klapper, abc7 news. >>> from the mission district to the south of market now, rowdy fans prompted large police response there as well. amy hollyfield continues our live team coverage outside at&t park with a lo
are in a court of law an you look at this and this is different evidence, what is your sense of where the evidence is leading? >> kimberly: when you look at it, it appears that the majority. when you aggregate it, it points in one direction. the president, the administration, the state department, command centers, situation room, they were able to get streaming video. drones overhead and certain consistent facts that show they knew they were in loop. basically, the president within an hour or so of the attack was able to see everything, understand what was going on an quite clear it was an act of terrorism. by al-qaeda affiliateed group. so when you see that, they are trying to put it off after the election, because it's costly to him politically to have then made contradictory statements in weeks that follow. not only himself, but people in his administration. including ambassador rice. >> bob: you just said the president of the united states saw everything and knew everything in an hour. that's flat wrong. >> kimberly: i didn't say he saw everything. he knew w the president of the u
presidential debate would not die until operated on by an outside force. that's newton's first law of physics. that outside force, whichever direction it takes now is now upon us. a black swan now has us on its wings. that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us.
the sideline. i congratulate you and your people. you've been all over this. congratulations to you and the law enforcement and security people and emergency services. it's been, i'm sure, a huge operation. will continue to be so. for now, you have our thoughts and prayers for your people in new york. thank you for joining me. >> thanks, piers. you should know the media in a time of crisis is just as important. we thank you for the attention you're bringing. >> a lot of brave people, not the least are the cnn reporters bringing this news and awareness to people and reminding them again and again, it has to keep being said, stay inside. don't try to be clever. stay inside. let this blow through. that's why our people are risking their lives to bring this news. thank you very much. >> thank you. all the best. >>> live pictures of a crane hanging over midtown manhattan for hours. it could come crashing down at any moment. joining me is crane expert tom buff. thank you for joining me again. >> thank you for calling. >> since we last spoke, i've been watching sporadically the pitches of this crane,
sister's home and said, you know, over here this is my sister, this is my father-in-law, these are the -- he went through each rubble and pointed out the owner of those homes. some of these people live here year round. others, just a vacation home, but everybody knows each other. one of the reasons, anderson, why this fire spread so rapidly is because the alley ways between the homes are actually quite thin. the trucks couldn't get to the home where the fire first started and then the wind seriously just swept it from home to home to home to home. one man who we spoke to said you could open up the windows on the ocean and you'll feel the breeze all the way at the back end. take a listen to what he said. >> it is handed down through generations to generations. and what happened here really was when irene came last time, everybody left and a lot of people have houses, they got devastated. i think people felt this time, just wait here and see what happens. whether you're here or not, this is tremendous. to rebuild this will be a mammoth -- i don't know how they'll go about
our local law enforcement, our first responders irswapped to the extent that everyone can be out there looking out for their neighbors, especially older folks, that is really important. if you have a neighbor that you are not sure how they are handling a power outage, flooding, et cetera, go over and visit them and knock on that are door. that can make a difference, the public and be the eyes and ears identifying unmet needs. second, the reason we are here is because the red cross knows what it is doing when it comes to emergency response. people all across the country who have not been affected, now is the time to show the kind of generosity that makes america the greatest nation on earth. a good place to express that generosity is by contributing to the red cross. can you go to their website, the red cross knows what they are doing. they are in close contact with federal, state and local officials. they will make sure we get the resources to the families as swiftly as possible. i thank everyone here who is doing such a great job when it comes to the disaster response. the final
'easter right now, models keep it offshore law tuesday. a follow-up run right behind it but that is wednesday and that is good news for election day the point is we will see the storms but we could make it through election day. that is what we are hoping for. >>shepard: the temperatures are getting cold after the storm. rick: the temperatures are five- to ten-degrees below where we should be. it is november. we supposed to be "cool" but tonight's lows in the 30's and 40's for everyone, tomorrow, kind of a repeat of what you have today, 40's across the interior sections and the higher elevations, low 50's, and the temperatures will stay similar to that, a low moving down over the next couple of days, maybe by the time we get do monday and tuesday temperatures around 4 or 5 degrees cooler than they are now. >>shepard: diplomats in benghazi warned they could not fight off an attack and that was three weeks before militants stormed the come -- compound. >> five days 'til americans cast their votes. the latest polls from fox news are just ahead. [ male announcer ] imagine facing the day with less
benefits you get after the health care law. medicare open enrollment. now's the time. visit or call 1-800-medicare. ♪ >>> millions of dollars flowed up and down florida. how are they protecting the seaports from sandy? he is the fifth district commander of the u.s. coast guard. he's joining me on the phone from portsmouth, virginia. so admiral, if there is a way to prepare for this storm, how do you go about this? you're talking about lots of waterways, many ports, you're talking about commerce ships and you're talking about leisure ships, many of whom didn't know this storm was coming. >> certainly, fredricka. we start by being prepared all the time, and really the coast guard really concentrates on that, but if you look at this particular storm, it's really been on our radar screen since before last weekend. we flew a search and rescue mission with a c-130 out of north carolina. started down in georgia and went all the way up to new england overflying the waters in the atlantic to warn people about the impending storm. so i think anybody who is u unaware of the storm
campaigns have said, don, they're looking -- they're working with local law enforcement authorities as first responders state by state to determine whether or not they should proceed with campaign events. >> jim, can you -- someone was talking to me as you were saying something. you said the president's canceled an event and who -- is someone coming in his place? you mentioned former president clinton and someone else. can you repeat what you said? >> reporter: that's right. in youngstown, ohio, tomorrow the president has canceled an event there but according to the notes that have been given out to the press from the obama campaign, vice president joe biden and president clinton will still be at that campaign event. so the president has that event in florida, then he goats baes o the white house. this is really happening in realtime right now. instead of events being planned out days in advance, now it's sort of as each hour goes by, things are changing. that's why it's going to pay to keep a close eye on this storm and on the campaign schedule, don. >> well, you can see, thank you, jim, yo
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by federal law rather than the constitution. congress could change that date. there's actually provision for, if a state doesn't get its vote in on time, basically for the state legislature to make a decision about which electors to send to vote for president. so there are actually ways for that to happen. i just don't think anybody is that the a point right now. >> ifill: if you're in massachusetts or connecticut and your constituents don't have power, they're not watching the ads, maybe the voting machines aren't working, sandy could have a more direct effect. >> i think we're going to have to wait for that week. it will have an effect certainly on the candidates' abilities to communicate their messages in the last days. a lot of candidates will hold back money so that they can barrage voters with ads in the last week. some of the candidates that have done this time may find out it wasn't a good idea to husband all that money. perhaps they should have put the money out earlier. obviously nobody could have predicted this. >> ifill: when the people get their power back, they will see ads. >>
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